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Table 1 Adapted from AAOS guidelines for elective surgery [5]

From: COVID-19 - ESSKA guidelines and recommendations for resuming elective surgery

CategoryABCD
Degree of emergencyEmergencyUrgentUrgent/
Somewhat elective
Elective
Types of procedures (non-exhaustive selection)Life- or limb-threatening conditionsJoint/arthroplasty infections
Most trauma cases
Acute intra- and periarticular ligament & tendon conditions
(e.g. ACL tears, meniscus bucket handle tears)
Selected trauma cases
Total joint arthroplasty
Osteotomies
Chronic intra- and periarticular ligament & tendon conditions
Chronic peripheral nerve compression syndromes